New Orleans Public School District

Discover School Districts in the Metro New Orleans Area

The New Orleans Metro area is served by a number of different school districts, and while the City of New Orleans' public schools are part of the Orleans Parish Board, the surrounding communities in the metro area each have their own districts. With over 100,000 students scattered throughout the area, you'll find a wide variety of schools to choose from, each with their own strengths!

Use this page as your go-to guide for each district, and use our search tool to narrow down homes based on the schools you're interested in. 

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Public School Districts in Metro New Orleans

Metro New Orleans is made up of tons of unique communities, many of which have their own school districts. Some of the largest districts within the larger Metro New Orleans area include:

  • Orleans Parish Public Schools (15,336)
  • St. Tammany Parish Public Schools (38,270)
  • Jefferson Parish Public Schools (48,668)

Plaquemines Parish

Located in Belle Chasse, the Plaquemines Parish Public School District is ranked as the Safest School District in Louisiana. The over 4,000 students in the district attend 10 different schools and enjoy a low student-to-teacher ratio.

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Orleans Parish

The third Best District in Louisiana, Orleans Parish is located within the city of New Orleans and operates more than 75 schools for over 15,000 students. The district has an "A" score in almost every category on, and students boast above-average test scores.

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St. Charles Parish

The St. Charles Parish is ranked as not only the Best District in New Orleans, but also the Best District in Louisiana. The district is on the smaller side, with just under 10,000 students total that attend the fifteen schools around the Luling area. 

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St. Bernard Parish

The twelve schools in St. Bernard Parish are located in Chalmette, which is just under ten miles away from the heart of New Orleans. It's ranked as the Ninth Best School District in Louisiana and offers newly built, state-of-the-art facilities.

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St. Tammany Parish

The second-largest district in the metro area, St. Tammany is the Sixth Best District in Louisiana, and also ranks highly for athletics and skilled teachers. 

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St. James Parish

The St. James Parish is located in Lutcher, which is one of the most removed communities from New Orleans, sitting around an hour away from the city. The district is ranked as the Second Best School District for Athletes in Louisiana and the Fourth Best School District in New Orleans.

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Jefferson Parish

The largest school district in the Metro New Orleans area, Jefferson Parish is based in Harvey and serves almost 50,000 students throughout its 85 schools. 

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St. John the Baptist Parish

Located 30 miles outside of New Orleans in Reserve, just over 5,000 students attend the 19 schools in St. John the Baptist Parish. The district is also the largest employer in the parish, offering over 900 jobs. 

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Find Your Home in Metro New Orleans

Ready to find your perfect place to live in Metro New Orleans? Then it's time to contact the Nugent-Freeland Team! We're here to help you explore the area, discover its beautiful neighborhoods, and find the perfect spot to call home—in the perfect school district. Give us a call or send us an email to get started right away!

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